I know, it’s been ages since my last post! 😀 This does not mean I stayed away from quilling, I actually have quite a few projects to share with you, but I just find it hard to get back on track after my break from blogging. Being a guest designer for the Indian Quilling Challenge Blog was just the thing I needed to regroup myself, so here is the project I prepared for the current challenge: quilled geometric tiles in the style of Gunjan Aylawadi.
Quilled Geometric Tiles
You can basically create any quilling project with geometric shapes. I have been a fan of Gunjan’s work for a long time and she inspired me to try and create a pattern and fill it with spirals made with rolled paper strips. Since this was my first try and I had no idea how time consuming it would get, I decided to start with a small tile and a simple design. I used 160gsm paper hand cut into 5mm wide paper strips and a toothpick to roll them into spirals. Continue reading →
I am finally posting the quilled cherries tutorial I promised awhile ago! I have to apologize it took me so long, I managed to finish the project last week, but I didn’t have the time to also prepare the photos and the text for the mini class. The weather also didn’t help very much, it’s been very cloudy for the past days and it still is.
Quilled Cherry Branches in a Shadowbox Frame
Quilled Cherries Tutorial
For each cherry you will need 6 paper strips, 160gsm, 1.5mm wide. Glue them 3 by 3 and you will end up with 2 long strips, each measuring approx. 90cm. Continue reading →
The project that I want to share today is one full of delicious fragrance and aroma: a quilled vanilla orchid to which I’ve attached real vanilla pods!
Quilled Vanilla Orchid in a Shadowbox Frame
The Vanilla genus is part of the orchid family and consists of approximately 110 species. Of all these, the most widely known is the Vanilla Planifolia – the Flat-leaved Vanilla, or even shorter, plain Vanilla. Native to Central America and called tlilxochitl by the Aztecs, it was introduced to Hernan Cortes by Montezuma in 1520 and from there found its way to Europe. Today, it is cultivated and exported mainly from Madagascar, Reunion, Mexico and Indonesia. Continue reading →